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states. we've got live coverage ahead. >>> our other big story of the morning, the aftermath of sandy. an outcry forces the new york marathon's cancellation. millions remain without power, while many are without access to food and water. we've got a live update in minutes. >>> plus the gas crisis. people still waiting in lines for hours, so how long will it last? and is this any solution in sight? good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." and welcome here to the kickoff of msnbc's live coverage from demosthenes plaza. we'll be right here in rockefeller center in new york city from now until election day and through the results night on tuesday. we're going to have more on that in just a moment. but first here's what's happening right now. it is a sprint to the finish, a huge weekend for both campaigns. president obama and mitt romney crisscrossing the country in a blur of nonstop events. we have two reports, nbc's peter alexander is in new hampshire today with mitt romney and nbc white house correspondent kristen welker is in house with president obama. we're going
and although this is not going to have anywhere near the impacts of sandy, this is still going to be a storm that produces 2 to 4 inches of rainfall. and not so much in new york city. we're not going to see the subway flooding we did with sandy, but the jersey shore, the beaches are small, there's not much protection left and we'll have to deal with coastal flooding again along the ko coastline. >> okay. thank you so -- so much dylan. >> what might move last-minute voters? and tom brokaw reveals his hope for election night. we're coming right back. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. wears off. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin profe
of aftermath of hurricane sandy. he is sending -- >> we don't have any patience for bureaucracy. we don't have any patience for red tape. and we want to make sure that we are figuring out a way to get to yes as opposed to no when it comes to these problems. >> meanwhile, mitt romney also has his sights on several key swing states today, starting with new hampshire. >> you saw the differences between barack obama and me in those debates. i like those debates. i got to be honest. i mean, he says it has to be this way. i say it can't stay this way. he's offering excuses. i'm offering a plan. i can't wait to get started. >> mitt romney will also visit iowa and colorado today, running mate paul ryan already wrapped up an event today in ohio. he now heads to pennsylvania, virginia and florida. we have two new nbc wall street marist polls out for you. president obama holds a 6-point lead among likely voters in ohio. 51 to 45%. then in the sunshine state the president gets support of 49% from likely voters. mitt romney coming in with 47%. let's head to mentor, ohio where the president is holding a cam
to you both. >>> tomorrow marks two weeks since hurricane sandy hit the east coast and today homeland security know po napolitano is set to return to the region. michelle has the new realty. >> we're just shy of the two week mark. tens of thousands are still without power and thousands you been able to return home. in seaside heights, new jersey, listening lines and a flood of emotio emotions. >> it's like a horror movie to me. >> reporter: the damaged beach side communities and hopes still off limits. >> we we whether not allow people on the island until it's sense. >> reporter: this homeowner still waits on the fate of his home. >> if i can't come back for six months, might as well tear my house down. >> reporter: in new jersey and new york, more than 4,000 residents are staying in shelters. and nearly a quarter of a million people are still without power. nearly two weeks after the storm hit. on long island, protests and anger that the utility company lipa hasn't worked quickly enough. >> we're cold and we're tired and we want our power now. >> reporter: the agency says power has b
governor chris christie had the right approach in new jersey in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. here in the state of new york, not so much. >> i am extraordinarily disappointed in the response. it is now more than well over two weeks after the storm and there are still people who have no power. to me that's inexcusable. but one of the things i learned, and i had everything from ice storms to hideous floods to blizzards to hurricanes, and, of course, september 11th when i was governor, is that the important thing is while people are still at risk, not to try to figure out and point fingers of blame, but to solve the problem. >> this is going to take a huge undertaking to figure out how to put wires underground, how to build walls. i mean is that -- >> i don't think it's that hard. i really don't think it is that hard. i think it's been a failure of policy for a long time. i mean it is absurd right now, in very vulnerable areas, where decade, after decade, we have storms wipe out the entire electrical system, that we put up what was there before the storm. at enormous cost. it is just
sandy, we must give more. and peter sums it up nicely, i'm giving on giving tuesday. thank you so much for your tweets. send your charitable tweets to @alexwitt. >>> catalog shopping becoming the rage. back then, direct sales were growing do growing double the rate of stores. this is back in 1988. >> americans were flooded with 12 billion catalogs this year. the average household receives 50 annually. the number has tripled in eight years with no end in sight. >> there are catalogs and circulation that has fallen due to increase in postage. it's time now for the big three and today's topics, second term, part one. second term, part two. let's bring in my big three panel. doug haddaway, erin mcpike, and robert traynum. i've had my coffee and i'm ready to go. erin, what do you think in terms of the president's top three goals in the second term? >> i don't know about three but i think aside from the very obvious, which is to strike some sort of big deal on the fiscal cliff and get some sort of entitlement reform, the big three is immigration reform. obviously he didn't talk much about it
that because of sandy they might have a lot of overinventory. they'll be able to get rid of that. but the prices on some of that stuff, i think there was a 12-cup coffeemaker there priced at $9.94. i could probably use something like that. >> me, too. we can share that. what about the deal with mcdonald's having dropped earnings expectations first time in nine years? what are they doing to fix that? >> mcdonald's actually in addition to having earnings drop in the first time in nine years, sales also plummeted because of the global slowdown. what they're trying to do now, they have this new menu that came out that really targeted higher prices, new like refined menu with better beef. now they're trying to focus on that dollar menu. they want to go back to that core customer and target that person. >> you know that $12 coffeemaker? it might be good. because the price of coffee has fallen but not in toempls what we pay. what's that about? >> i know you're a fan of starbucks. i am, too. starbucks is not going to drop their prices. wholesale prices have dropped, but because of the re
storewide, now through sunday. >>> hurricane sandy is only the latest in what have become all too frequent occurrences of extreme weather. the new documentary "chasing ice "follows a photographer and his team as they record the impact of our warming planet. >> it all started in iceland. >> think i'm so certain to get wet i'll take my boots off. >> i never imagined that you could see glaciers this big disappearing in such a short time. there's a powerful piece of history that's unfolding in these pictures, and i have to go back. >> joining me now is james balogg, photographer and environmentalist and author of the newly released "ice, portraits of vanishing glaciers." welcome to you, james, i tell you the pictures are remarkable. what got you involved in this? >> i've been fascinated by mountains in polar regions my whole life. but what really kicked it off for me was the realization back in the 90s that climate change was real and it was a product of actual physical empire cal evidence that thousands of people had collected from all around the world for many years. and it's not hypothetica
storm sandy could hurt new york well into the holiday season. that's because the city could lose a lot of tourism dollars. the statue of liberty is closed and some museums are still cleaning up after the storm. >> i don't think that the impact on tourism will be felt only in lower manhattan. we have some museums and attractions that are not yet open and some that are partially open. so i think we'll have to see. we had almost 10 million last year as you know. and i'm hoping they will still come to see what is here. >> we knew that the statue of liberty would be closed. but that obviously didn't deter us from coming out here. >> new jersey, on the other hand, is more worried if the shores will be ready for tourists this summer. >>> a big weekend for college football rivalries, tom. you know that. there's some important matches across the country. what kind of weather can fans expect? >> depends on where they're playing. most cases cooler than normal temperatures. we had some games in snow some games yesterday wind chill in the teens. you can see it's rivalry weeken
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